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Can erectile dysfunction be caused by prescription medication?

Tony L. Willson, MD
Family Medicine
Most certainly.  There are a variety of medication classes/types that contribute to erectile dysfunction.  Most commonly found in your medicine cabinet include medications that treat high blood pressure, anti-depression/anti-anxiety medicines, as well as common over-the-counter medications like zantac, benadryl, and certain anti-inflammatory medicines.  

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